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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

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Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5025 on: October 19, 2018, 03:23:29 PM »
I have a tons of windows open in safari on iPhone. Is there way to save them as a list?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5026 on: October 20, 2018, 10:19:15 PM »

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5027 on: October 21, 2018, 05:17:05 PM »
Any recommendations for someone to do a hard drive replacement in Lakewood? (laptop)  ( System Model  Inspiron N5110 , service tag CZ1NKP1)

(sorry for crosspost in lakewood thread - not sure which would give better answer(s)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5028 on: October 22, 2018, 11:40:28 PM »
3. I'll take one next i can...
Was causing to much trouble so i re-installed Windows 10 and gonna return and buy a windows 7 (Compatible) laptop.
Thanks to those who helped me out!

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5029 on: October 25, 2018, 11:27:26 PM »
Windows 10 computer stopped booting one day. It gets to the Windows logo and spinning wheel and freezes there. I tried booting into the Windows 10 install USB to try system restore or 'Last Known Good Configuration' but startup freezes when booting into USB as well (also on Windows logo with spinning wheel freezing.) I tried booting into a Windows 7 install USB to try and wipe the hard drive and install Windows 7 over it but the boot also froze when trying to boot into the Windows 7 USB. (See attached pictures of where boot freezes when booting into the computer, or Windows 10 install USB, or Windows 7 install USB.)

Anyone know how to resolve this? I can't even wipe the drive and reinstall because I can't boot into Windows installation media.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/qp7mhik04vg48s5/1025182321.jpg?dl=0)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/tn2hfuxi8kic6os/1025182319c.jpg?dl=0)

Thanks!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5030 on: November 03, 2018, 04:05:15 PM »
Hi. I have an Asus X554L with audio problems. Any help would be appreciated.

No audio from built-in speakers or any headphones that I plug in. Reinstalled audio drivers, didn't help. In the notification bar, it says 'No audio output device is installed'.

Any suggestions? TIA.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5031 on: November 04, 2018, 01:28:07 AM »
Hi. I have an Asus X554L with audio problems. Any help would be appreciated.

No audio from built-in speakers or any headphones that I plug in. Reinstalled audio drivers, didn't help. In the notification bar, it says 'No audio output device is installed'.

Any suggestions? TIA.
Maybe try these https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-audio-not-working-after-installing-latest-windows-updates/

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5032 on: November 04, 2018, 01:59:31 PM »
Any software to download from Vimeo?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5033 on: November 04, 2018, 02:16:55 PM »
Any software to download from Vimeo?
Not sure about software, but sites like https://www.saveoffline.com/ and https://www.videograbber.net/free-vimeo-downloader do a good job.

Note: Like with all free-online-services sites, use an ad blocker when going to it, and do not download suggested software (without knowing that the software is good/safe.)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5034 on: November 04, 2018, 02:21:16 PM »
Maybe try these https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-audio-not-working-after-installing-latest-windows-updates/
Thanks. Just tried that and discovered this:

All of my audio devices* say 'Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer (Code 45). To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer'

As I said, both the built-in speakers and the headphone jack don't work, so what hardware could be disconnected??

(I opened the laptop and disconnected & reconnected the speakers and tried blowing out any dust, but that didn't work. Anyway I'm not sure how the speakers could be the problem if the headphone port is also not working.)

In case this list helps, here are all the devices that give that message:

Intel(R) Display Audio
Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy
Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy
Microsoft Streaming Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter
Microsoft Streaming Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter
Microsoft Trusted Audio Drivers
Realtek High Definition Audio

The only one that was showing as connected was Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy but as I was typing this message that also changed to giving the same 'not connected' message in the properties window.

Any ideas?? TIA for any help!

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5035 on: November 04, 2018, 02:23:09 PM »
Well, did you follow the instructions (2 different tries) there all steps?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5036 on: November 04, 2018, 02:26:14 PM »
Well, did you follow the instructions (2 different tries) there all steps?
Yes :(

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5037 on: November 04, 2018, 02:27:18 PM »
Well, did you follow the instructions (2 different tries) there all steps?
Is there any one piece of hardware that could be disconnected and could be causing both things to not work??

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5038 on: November 04, 2018, 02:34:11 PM »
Is there any one piece of hardware that could be disconnected and could be causing both things to not work??
Yes certainly so (the built-in audio card/chip) but it is highly unlikely to just happen out of the blue.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5039 on: November 04, 2018, 03:06:14 PM »
Not sure about software, but sites like https://www.saveoffline.com/ and https://www.videograbber.net/free-vimeo-downloader do a good job.

Note: Like with all free-online-services sites, use an ad blocker when going to it, and do not download suggested software (without knowing that the software is good/safe.)

thanks